Merger of Caussade & Euralis Semences

Sector(s)
Food & Agro
Deal type
Buy a business / Sell your business
Date
July 2020
Countries involved
France

Client

Caussade Semences Group is an independent French seeds company

Deal

Capitalmind has advised Caussade Semences Group on the merger with Euralis Semences

Parties

Lead team

  • Michel Degryck

    Michel Degryck

    Managing Partner France
  • Thibault Laroche-Joubert

    Thibault Laroche-Joubert

    Partner France

About the deal

Euralis Semences and Caussade Semences Group have signed a merger agreement between the two companies. With a turnover of 350 million euros, the new entity, which aims to become a key European player in seeds thanks to its complementarity, its multi-crops offer, and its network of producers and industrial tools in France and Europe, will join the top 10 Global Field Seed Companies. Euralis Semences and Caussade Semences Group have 8 production sites in France, Romania, Ukraine, Spain, and soon in Russia.

Caussade Semences Group is an independent French seeds company which selects, produces and markets multi-species seeds (mainly corn, sunflower, straw cereals, rapeseed, fodder, soya and sorghum). The group generates 145 million euros in sales in 35 countries and relies on the strength of its 630 employees.

Euralis Semences, the seeds division of the agricultural group Euralis, is one of the leading European seeds companies creating and producing seeds of corn, sunflower, sorghum, oilseeds rape and soybean. The company has more than 1300 employees and registered a turnover of 210 million euros in 2019.

What we did

Capitalmind has assisted Caussade Semences all along the merger process: strategic advice and deal structuring, preparation and negotiation of the valuation / exchange parity, governance guidance, execution support, preparation of documents for Caussade Semences boards, due diligence management and negotiation of the final documentation.